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    Re: Remote desktop through the browser?

    Agreed, but I'd go with TinyCore Lite and x2go for a desktop.

    Plus, there are efficiencies when end-users are running their desktops on the same system. A week after they move over, I show them...
  2. Re: Why do some of the most established programs have poor documentation?

    $ info sed

    GNU wanted everyone to use 'info' instead of man. They lost on the format but haven't given up trying. Every time GNU creates a manpage, they tend to add a "for more information, see...
  3. Re: X265 encoding on Linux vs Windows, Why windows is faster?!

    MS-Windows has a $2.15T company behind it, with a single vision.

    Linux has about $1B behind it from 250 different companies, each doing their own stuff, as they like, separately. We have lots of...
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    Re: Remote desktop through the browser?

    A remote desktop over a browser connection adds a huge layer of security risks. HTTPS has lots of issues, unless you get everything perfect. TLS versions under 1.3 have all been cracked, for...
  5. Re: Linux desktop login acconts like Active Directory.

    LDAP (or FreeIPA) and NFS are what you seek.

    The first 2 are authentication directories. NFS is for network storage so when a user logs in, they have their own HOME directory on any machine. ...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Any risks on getting rid of Windows? Also any easy ways for me to do it

    Usually, people new to Linux, which is NOTHING LIKE Windows, need some time to migrate to any new OS effectively. At least a year if you are learning Linux at the same time. Often the Linux solution...
  7. Re: Why do some of the most established programs have poor documentation?

    The udev team left the building about 10 yrs ago and handed over the code to the systemd team. Udev was never meant to be touched by end-users. It is for admins and distro makers. I've touched udev...
  8. Re: What are advantages to using docker for wordpress in ubuntu?

    I consider the "type-1/2" all marketing. For me it is enterprise or desktop hypervisors, which generally speaks more about stability and performance vs some fancy GUI.

    Converting from vmdk to...
  9. Re: What are advantages to using docker for wordpress in ubuntu?

    Is Bitnami trustworthy?
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    Re: downgrading qemu on Ubuntu 18.04

    HW errors will be in the hostOS logs.
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    Re: Convert VHS tape to mp4

    Appears so. https://www.dvdwalmart.com/services-and-pricing/videotape-transfer web searching is amazing.

    I wouldn't expect the lowest price offered there to be what you actually pay, but for 4...
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    Re: downgrading qemu on Ubuntu 18.04

    I use LVM LVs for my VM storage. The LV is passed as a block device into the VM. libvirt understands how to use an LVM storage pool. Creating a 50G VM storage area is nearly instant - another...
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    Re: Convert VHS tape to mp4

    VHS player --> USB Tuner/Converter --> Computer

    I know nothing about Sony V8 tapes. SONY is known for using proprietary stuff, so I'd have doubts. If I were looking for a VHS player (I own 2...
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    Re: Convert VHS tape to mp4

    There's no player.
    It is about $130 too expensive. All you need is a player for the tapes, a cable and a $30 USB TV tuner. I remember this question being asked about once a year in these forums....
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    Re: X11VNC on Headless Server

    Or use an ssh SOCKS5 proxy via ssh, if the webapp on the other machine will only bind to localhost. That's not hard.


    #!/bin/bash
    PORT=64001
    SSH_SRV=remote.example.com
    /usr/bin/ssh -f -C...
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    Re: downgrading qemu on Ubuntu 18.04

    Did you check the logs for issues? There should be something in the logs which will provide a hint. I was able to track down a RAM issue by reviewing the logs last week and about a month before...
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    [ubuntu] Re: My monitor is not recognized

    Do other computers work with the same cable and monitor?
    If so, then it is probably the video card failing.
    If not, then it is probably the cable or monitor with the problem.

    If the computer is...
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    Re: Convert VHS tape to mp4

    You need a VHS player.
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    Re: Newby Needs Help Mounting HDD

    Manpage says:
    touch - change file timestamps

    To "touch" a file tries to update the mtime for that file to the current time. Directories are just files too, BTW. For external "watching"...
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    Re: X11VNC on Headless Server

    You don't need a full desktop to do that. From your workstation, run

    ssh -X {remote-user}@{IP} firefox &
    An exact example is:

    ssh -X thefu@regulus /usr/bin/firefox &
    I...
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    Re: Newby Needs Help Mounting HDD

    https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2464944&p=14048909#post14048909 has some tips about mounting storage along with "why" and "what" and "where". It pushes the "LABEL" method, since that skips...
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    Re: Newby Needs Help Mounting HDD

    emmy54linux - I wrote this for a reason:


    There problems you are having are due to a lack of basic knowledge. I provided a link to gain that knowledge. Pasting code will never work without the...
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    Re: Newby Needs Help Mounting HDD

    UUID=f686a8ce-3094-4b46-b497-b8ee883ba951 /mnt/DataDisk ext4 defaults 0 2
    isn't a command. It is a line to add to the fstab file. Use the sudoedit command to modify system config files like the...
  24. [ubuntu_studio] Re: Can't install Ubuntu 20.04 nvidia drivers - "404 not found"

    sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall
    is all that should be needed for supported GPUs. I don't know how old the GPU is. I do know that my 7200GS is NOT supported, but my 430GT and 1030GT are.

    I have...
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    Re: X11VNC on Headless Server

    Support for 16.04 ended last April.

    Would you consider using a better, faster, more secure answer that is 100% F/LOSS? I use headless connections all.the.time. with x2go. The systems don't have...
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